Ponca City, OK

Now: 54 °F

Currently: Cloudy

Hi: 65 °F | Lo: 48 °F

Sunday

Hi: 66 °F 

Lo: 44 °F

Monday

Hi: 59 °F 

Lo: 37 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 66 °F 

Lo: 48 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 71 °F 

Lo: 58 °F

Thursday

Hi: 77 °F 

Lo: 58 °F

T-shirt gun used to launch contraband into Oklahoma prison

The Associated Press - March 16, 2019 2:36 pm

SAYRE, Okla. (AP) – An Oklahoma woman was arrested after authorities say she used a T-shirt gun to launch drugs, cellphones, and other contraband over a prison fence.
The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says the incident prompted a lockdown at the North Fork Correctional Unit in Sayre, about 120 miles (190 kilometers) west of Oklahoma City.
The agency says authorities arrested Kerri Jo Hickman after discovering the T-shirt gun and another package in her vehicle.
Tulsa television station KOTV reports that the container that was launched Sunday contained cellphones, ear buds, phone chargers, methamphetamine, digital scales, marijuana, and tobacco.
Hickman remained jailed Friday in Beckham County on complaints of introducing contraband into a penal institution, conspiracy, and drug trafficking. Jail records don’t list an attorney who could speak on her behalf.

 

Latest Stories

EPA: Mushroom compost removes pollutants from Tar Creek site

(Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com) TULSA, Okla. (AP) – An Environmental Protection Agency report shows that...

Appeals court rules against slain man’s estate, cites technicality

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An Oklahoma appeals court has ruled against the estate of an unarmed...

Replacement of Oklahoma City canal lights to begin by next year

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma City officials say work to replace the lighting system along the...